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. it is wednesday september 23rd. kming up on early today. american hero and baseball legend yogi berra has died at 90. pope francis set foot in the united states. today he begins an all important task of united the faith. and the political. plus bowing to pressure. the ceo reconsiders his 5,000 percent price hike for an important precipitation drug. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm dara brown. in a matter of hours the leader of the world ears catholics will go on one one with the leader of the free world. pope francis touched down yesterday and the first family
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was there for a rare presidential welcome. at 9:00 a.m. eastern president obama will welcome the pont f for an official visit. at 11:30 ab prayer ceremony for the bishops. and at 4:15. it is a strictly non political u.s. visit in a city immersed in politics. >> reporter: his holiness made history. touching down outside washington. francis' first visit to the u.s. the pope welcomed by president obama can the first lady at joint base andrews. a gesture so the rare it's only one done once before. he left in an italian made fiat. earlier in route from cuba,
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aboard a jet dubbed shepherd 1. francis told reporters he would not bring up the issue on the u.s. and cuba. saying this is a historical trip not that political one. and everywhere excitement. >> there it is. going by. and there is the pope. >> we're really focusing on the message of love and mercy and the joy he brings to all of us here. >> francis are meet with the president at the white house on thursday. becoming the first pope to address a joint congress. and while here francis will also parade along the national mall and celebrate mass at the largest catholic church in the u.s. francis arrived at what is effectively the vatican's embassy, located directly across the treat from the vice president's mansion. a humble man of faith at the center of american democracy.
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>> and matt lauer is at the white house live. breaks dmuz overnight. baseball legend yogi berra has died. berra's family released a statement saying in part we celebrate his remarkable life and are thankful he meant so much to so many. he will truly be missed. nbc takes a look back at his career and legacy. >> lawrence peter berra was born in 1925 in st. louis. a childhood friend gave him the nickname yogi, saying he resembled a hindu holyman. yogi dropped out of school in 8th grade to help his family. and signed with the new york
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yankees in 1942 for $500. he joined the u.s. navy, took part in d day and served in the european theater before returning home. berra was a catcher with clout. he led the yankees in rbi for seven straight seasons and hit at least 20 home runs in ten straight seasons. a three time mvp, his teams won 14 pennants and ten world series titles. he was even behind the plate in don larson's perfect game in 1956. extremely popular, he was known for yogiisms. >> it is not over until it's over kid. >> and they give you cash which is just as good as money. >> he coached and managed several teams, including the yankees and mets and was elected to baseball's hall of fame in 1972. yogi berra will be remembered for his baseball talents and
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humor. a yank great. one of the best catchers to ever play the game. kirk gregly, nbc news. >> last night. it was donald trump after hours. just after 10:00 p.m. eastern launched another attack on megyn kelly. >> do you ever notice that lightweight megyn kelly constantly goes after me. but when i hit back it is. >> here you had a bigot you could have slapped down. >> you don't know that. he asked a question. you don't know he was a bigot. >> a problem in this country and there is muslims. >> all right. i love the muslims. i have many many friends. people living in this building.
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muslims. they are phenomenal people. but like everything else you have people where there are problems. we could say there are no problems with the muslims. there is no terrorism. there is no anything. they didn't knock down the world trade centerth to my knowledge the people that knocked down the world trade center you know where they -- they didn't fly back to sweden. >> and last night trump played on the late show with steven colbert and then played a game of "who said it". >> i apologize for being perfect. >> that would be you. >> very good. >> i think apologizing is a great thing but you have to be wrong. i will absolutely apologize sometime in the hopefully in the distant future if i'm ever wrong. >> that is me. >> the latest on the battle between three gop front runners. >> under fire his for controversial comments about muslim, ben carson now says he's a casualty soft o p.c. police.
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>> the p.c. culture says whenever, you know, you are asked a question it has to be answered in a certain way. if you don't answer it that way then, you know, let's attack. >> carson tripling down on his remarks the islamic faith is unconstitutional. as republican rivals like carly fiorina respond. >> anyone of any faith is welcome here. >> campaigning in south carolina. >> can you all hear me? okay. >> she had a microphone moment that sent a message everyone heard. >> contrary to some caricatures i'm quite soft spoken actually. >> a sly dig at trump who's hitting fiorina hard online and on air. >> if you hear her for periods of time you get a big fat beautiful headache. >> a twitter tirade against fox news and host bill o'reilly who laughed it off. >> this is just theater right now. he gets a lot of attention from the theater. >> the front runner turning his
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attention to fiorina and turning up the heat in what may be a sign he's secretly sweating her fast rise in the polls. her campaign thinks so. saying we get the point mr. trump. you're worried. you should be. but fiorina's critics say she's the one who should be worried, about questions on the strength of her campaign organization and her history as the fired ceo of hewlett packard. >> i wonder if you are going to defend a lot come pain defending your past business record. >> i'm happy to defend my past business record. i'll run on that all day long. >> and fascinating new poll numbers released hours ago. according to bloomburg hillary clinton is still the leader among democrats but undeclared joe biden has skyrocketed to second. meanwhile clinton made a big announcement yesterday that
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already has the gop under pressure. >> under pressure from environmental groups and from democratic opponent bernie sanders. >> the secretary can agree. she can disagree. but i think you got to have a position. >> she finally made her position on the keystone pipeline clear. >> i oppose it. and i oppose it because i don't think it is in the best interests of what we need to do to combat climate change. >> she began the review process on the final 1200 miles of the pipeline as secretary of state. she said she didn't want to second guess barack obama on an issue she worked on. but last week she signalled she was finally ready to weigh? >> i'm going to tell you what i think soon. because i can't wait. >> critics on the right who support the pipeline say it will create jobs and help drive down oil prices. >> why doesn't she want to build the pipeline? >> construction would support about 42,000 temporary jobs but
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once operational it would support 35 permanent employees and 15 temporary contractors. >> that was chuck todd reporting. turing pharmaceutical ceo seems to be rethinking his stance on the drug used to treat a life threatening parasittic infection. on mound he give a resounding no when asked if he would roll back the price. he initially said the increase would go to researching a new pill. but some medical experts are skeptical. >> we don't fleed another drug in this space. and there is no indication that this guy has any idea how to do drug research and development. >> a phone interview with andrea mitchell yesterday he defended the price hike but hints at a decrease. >> the price of dar prim did not create a wildly profitable company. turing farm assumes even at our
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new price is bare lay break even company. we'll lower it to a point where turing pharmaceuticals is a break even or very slightly profitable company. >> he said the decision on a new price would come in the coming weeks. bill karins cairns is here with wednesday weather. >> we get some downpours in the arizona. a lot in the higher terrain here. not so much phoenix. south side just a little bit. california was relatively dry. a very quiet forecast really across the country and all the way from arizona back up through californi california, nevada into the northwest. the heavy rain and nasty weather is out here in omaha they have had flash flooding and the serious thunderstorms sitting over the city ail morning long. and problems to the beach lovers on the southeast coast but that is about it. very warm weather still across the country. 88 in l.a. the heat starting to build again
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in the southwest. as far as the visit for the pope in washington dc, couldn't ask into the northwest. the heat still build up a little bit there around fresno at 92. i could have taken the day off today. >> beautiful day out there. >> it is. >> sthou much for that. actor sean penn files a lawsuit against the empire creator. you're watching "early today." this kid makes stains like you would not believe so when we had him, we bought one of those he washing machines but it took forever turns out it wasn't the machine, it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean and now we get way cleaner clothes way faster make a mess make a mess make a mess, make a mess
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the president of china kicked off his seven day u.s. tour in washington state yesterday. the visit highlights the state's importance as a trading partner.
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>> i think it shows washington state is on the map when it comes to asia pacific issues. >> president xi's visit will focus on trade, tech and climate change. he's attend a state dinner at the white house on thursday and speak at the united nations on sunday. president obama has declared the northern california communities devastated by wild fires a disaster area. they can apply for grants and temporary houses and loans. leonardo dicaprio. >> and it was a zoo of a game last night in chicago. sports up next.
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this morning on today. and now let's get to the latest in sports from betty nguyen. good morning. >> good morning dara. with tony romo officially on the shelf the dallas cowboys have picked up matt cassel for in a trade for a fifth round draft pick in 2016.
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and a zoo for players and families to enjoy. now to the action. still scoreless in the third. cubs kris bryant face iing crav. and he lifts this one to give the cubs the lead. in boston now one lucky fan caught a foul ball but apparently his lucky hat got trashed in the process. the ball tore right through that $30 ball cap. but the lucky fan had a baseball from fenway as the rays beat the red sox 5-2. speaking of foul balls. lightning struck twice for this fan. the same fan caught fouls in the first and ninth inning in route to the tigers just missing a no hitter by beating the white sox 2-1. just ahead steve harvey's
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♪ there's something in me... ♪ ♪ ♪ there's something in me... ♪ ♪ now to entertainment news. sean penn filed a lawsuit against empire co-creator lee danl daniels. last week daniels told the
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hollywood reporter that howard did nothing different than sean penn but the lawsuit says penn has been wrongly equated with howard and has never been arrest forward domestic violence. daniels could not be reached for comment. steve harvey teared up on his show. he was talking to his daughter and her husband. >> i tried to pick someohelp th pick someone they would get it right with. >> and tracie morgan may be joining the cast of the upcoming fistfight. and check out the trailer for the big short. the movie features an a-list cast. and taylor swift posted a video on instagram of herself
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dancing with the seven-year-old dillon barns. dancing to swift's "shake it off." >> he's got the moves. >> and on "the tonight show" jimmy fallon to be on. >> i need to groom my heir, the person who will take over the show in case something happens. >> you talking about your little boo boo kitty? >> i give you the true heir to the tonight show on nbc. >> i'm back boo boo kitty. i'm back. >> too funny. they do a great job with it. >> are you on board with empire? >> i am. and i missed cookie in that. who would they. >> i haven't gotten into it yet. >> i'm dara brown this is "early today." eowe hope it is just your first stop of the day on nbc. ♪
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leading the news. in the "new york times" investigators find e-mails hillary clinton said were erased. the report says the fbi has recovered work related and personal e-mails on the drive. no word yet how many were recovered. and punched in fight over taking too many nutella waffles. a young man snatched all the samples and now faces charges. >> warner chapel music does not own the rights to the song "happy birthday to you." the seller staple brought in 2
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million a year in licensing fees and now it is public domain. it argued that the company owned the copy right to the lyrics. warner issued a statement after saying we are looking at the opinion and krpg our options. and most americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis in their lifetime. these errors can have devastating consequences. experts are calling on federal agencies to make changes to the medical malpractice laws. >> can men tell which women are . y just looking at their faces? a new study says yes they can. researchers asked men to take brief look at photos of 34 women. they correctly identified the cheater in 59% of the cases. that is pretty high. and you cannot make this stuff up. yesterday we showed this video. well it looks like new york city subway pizza rat met its match.
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we spotted milk shaikh squirrel in new york city yesterday. he had a sweet tooth and he was seen carrying the chocolate shake right out of the trash can. and at the beach sea gull sam is there. >> who are you going to give it to? the squirrel? >> i like the squirrel but i'm -- >> sea gull sam is your guy. >> i'm a pizza girl. i like pizza rat. and pope francis is meeting with president obama this morning. the ceremony scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. and happy birthday to george costanza, jason alexander. and julio iglesias. thank you for watching today. we hope you have a terrific and
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wonderful wednesday. startled in her home and held-up
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at gunpoint-- a sausalito woman shaken after a home invasion. the suspect is still at-large... startled in her home and held up at gunpoint, a sausalito woman shaken after home invasion. and one of baseball's icons passes away but his memory and mottos live on. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> we've got 0 quick check of the weather from meteorologist keri hall. >> let's check out the temperatures as we work out the mic situation. i noticed that. kind of a drive in, kind of in the mid 50s so far. you certainly feel the cooling trend that we have

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